The battle for white house is currently underway as the democratic party's Joe Biden continues to put up a strong showing in both popular votes and electoral college.
If he wins, he will be an occupier of the most coveted building in the USA and that is the white house.
The site where white house is located was chosen by America's first president and founding father George Washington in 1791 and foundation stone was laid in 1792. Irish-born architect James hoban was tasked with the construction of the house.
John Adams was the first president to enter the unfinished house in 1800 with his wife Abigail.
Since then, a number of modifications have been done including extensions after the first building was burnt by the Britons in 1814. The additions include, North portico, south portico and the oval office. Here are other facts about the white house you need to know.
*It's the official residence of the president of the United States of America.
* Before being named white house, it had other names such as, the president's house,executive mansion or the president's palace.
*President Theodore Roosevelt gave white it's official name in 1901
*It was burnt by the britons in 1814, during the war but however, was rebuilt in 1817
* The white house has a total of 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms,and six levels in the residence. It has 412 doors, 147 windows,28 fireplace,8 staircases and 3 elevators.
*The kitchen can serve up to 140 guests and hors d'oeuvres to more than 1000 guests.
* Yo pant the outside surface only, it requires 570 gallons of paint.
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